Current questions of commercial law: Helmut Siekmann publishes Festschrift for Theodor Baums

On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Prof. Theodor Baums, legal expert in commercial law and corporate governance, Prof. Helmut Siekmann has edited a collection of essays on German, European and international commercial law.

95 authors contribute 86 essays regarding current issues, ranging from supervisory law and regulation to aspects of takeovers, liability issues in case of compliance infringements, the cancellation of real estate loans and the women’s quota. Topics like hedge fund activism in Germany and the US and the development of the Chinese currency to an international reserve currency are also broached. The essays of the Liber amicorum comprise issues of German and European law as well as special questions of individual European countries and comparisons of American and European law. Co-editors of the commemorative publication are Andreas Cahn, Tim Florstedt, Katja Langenbucher, Julia Redenius-Hövermann, Tobias Tröger und Ulrich Segna. Theodor Baums is an IMFS Distinguished Fellow.

In his contribution, Helmut Siekmann analyzes the warranty obligation of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank. He concludes that there is neither a liability of the Federal Republic of Germany nor an obligation to top up equity that has been consumed.

The 1543-page commemorative publication comprises two volumes.
More information: publishing house Mohr Siebeck

Festschrift für Theodor Baums zum siebzigsten Geburtstag
Herausgegeben von Helmut Siekmann

Paper by Helmut Siekmann:
"Die Einstandspflicht der Bundesrepublik Deutschland für die Deutsche Bundesbank und die Europäische Zentralbank"
p. 1145-1178